Thursday, December 18, 2014

KCRW's THE SPIN-OFF: December Edition (Cosby, Sony and More! Listen Now)

Buzzfeed's Kate Aurthur joins me and Joe Adalian for this month's edition of the monthly KCRW podcast "The Spin-Off." It's a lively talk. Kate was at the forefront of covering the Bill Cosby scandal, so we spend a great deal of time taking stock of what happened, and what's next. Here's a synopsis of this month's show:
The downfall of Bill Cosby following multiple allegations of sexual assault has been one of the biggest news stories of the year, and not just in television. This is an ongoing story, but we take stock of where we are now and what it means for how we view an icon who had been one of the most beloved comedians in television history.

Then, we reflect on the current state of TV news. There have been a lot of changes and anchor shake-ups this year, but how many people have been paying attention? And what's the role of TV news in an increasingly mobile and digitized news environment?

Finally, as 2014 comes to a close and we get all nostalgic thinking back on shows of this past year and years gone by, we look at the way television today tackles social issues. It may seem like network TV is more hands-off when it comes to taking a stand on hot-button issues, but perhaps the overall TV landscape is just approaching these issues in a different way.

Listen by clicking below!

The Spin-Off

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